A new member by the name of "Brownisaround" posted this in the newbie's section. It has been my observation that this section of Browncafe doesn't get many views so I copied his post and pasted it here. It seems that he has a deadline to make a decision so I didn't want it to languish there for a few days. Here is his post: Hey all Just wanted to say hello and of course I have the ton of questions. I looked through the forums for a lot of answers but also wanted to put a few here as well so... First off thanks for any replies. I know we are all busy so I appreciate it. I recently applied to UPS, went to the first meeting, received a call asking me if I would like to work for UPS and have a driving test scheduled. The position I applied for was Seasonal full time driver. I've been in another profession for twenty years and have been eyeing positions at UPS for awhile. I always work hard and keep my head down. It would seem I am looking for a change so I've started on this path. I would like it to be paermanent but if I understand correctly the seasonal driver position ends after the holidays and the likelihood of being called for a permanent full time job is very very unlikely? Also being seasonal full time will I actually get full time hours? What are the chances of overtime? I assume that I will have to buy my own health benefits as I have read that seasonal workers do not get them until a year has passed? Are you able to purchase them through UPS at any reduced rate? I have also seen two different rates of pay for the week long training-any clarification would be great. I was told the postion starts Oct 1. I live in the RI area and would like very much to be able to go full time but I assume that there must be a huge waiting list so I am weighing the facts that I know so far. I have other jobs available now that are year round and pay a decent salary with benefits however I very much would like to go the UPS route. I have three years of college as well and while not a spring chicken (under40) any more I am in very good shape, understand putting in a day w/UPS will be a long hard day but I welcome that. Any input would be great and my apologies for the many questions that are redundant. The position starts Oct 1.